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From GlobalPost.com: Swiss assisted suicide group Exit A.D.M.D., a group that provides assisted suicide in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, has expanded its services to help elderly patients who are sick but not terminally ill end their lives.
The group's larger sister organisation Exit DS, which operates in the German and Italian speaking parts of the country, is planning to follow suit in a few days.
Hëlène Bolduc from AQDMD reported from Quebec: : In an historic 94 to 22 vote at the National Assembly of Quebec, Bill 52 - An Act Respecting End of Life Care passed into law at 4:14 pm on June 5, 2014.
This is the first time in North America that medical aid to die becomes an option for adult citizens of Quebec who are capable of giving their informed consent, and who are
On March 27, Wanda Morris (CEO of DWD Canada) accompanied MP Steven Fletcher and his secondant MP Manon Perrault at a press conference presenting the two private members bills from Steven Fletcher: Bill C-581 regarding phytsician assisted death and Bill C-582 to establish a special commission on Physician Assisted Death.
Please find here the link to the call for evidence which has just been issued by the Health Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
The instructions are fairly straightforward and the closing date for submissions is the 6 June. Submissions can be made from any individual or organisation, from anywhere in the world. If you need further information
Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its March 2014 Newsletter For Choice.
Actress Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Respiro) makes her début as a director with Miele, a powerful drama that screened to great acclaim at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. A trailer can be seen here. For a synopsis click here. The film will be screened in a number of US States, see release information. Showing has been expanded in the mean time (March 15): see new list here . The film received incredible reviews in NY Times and the LA Times.
Le Roi Philippe a signé la loi qui vise à étendre le cadre légal autorisant l’euthanasie, dans certaines conditions, aux mineurs d’âge dont un psychologue aura reconnu la capacité de discernement. Seuls les mineurs faisant face à des souffrances physiques insupportables et inapaisables, en phase terminale, pourront, encadrés par une équipe médicale, et moyennant l’accord parental, bénéficier de l’euthanasie qu’ils auront sollicitée. La Belgique est le premier pays
Volker Kauder (CDU) has announced his plan to propose a new Assisted Dying Bill in the fall of this year. This new Bill will further restrict the possibilities for legal assistance with suicide (now legal in Germany!) by explicitly make not only assistance "with profit", but also assistance by a RtD organisation ilegal. Under the leadership of lawyer (and Bundestagabgeordente) Ingrid Matthäus-Mayer a coalition to oppose this initiative has formed with the following
Wie bereits angekündigt, wurde ein Bündnis humanistischer Organisationen auf den Weg gebracht. Unter Federführung der Bundestagsabgeordenten a.D. Ingrid Matthäus-Mayer haben die Bemühungen dazu erheblich an Tempo gewonnen. Zwischenzeitlich hat Unionsfraktionschef Volker Kauder (CDU) erstmals einen konkreten Zeitplan für ein neues Sterbehilfegesetzes genannt. Danach soll es schon im Herbst verabschiedet werden. Mit dem Gesetz soll nicht nur die auf Gewinn ausgerichtete Beihilfe zum Suizid, sondern jegliche organisierte Form der Beihilfe zur Selbsttötung verboten werden.
The UK Telegraph (John Bingham and James Kirkup) reported: "the legislation of assisted suicide has moved a significant step close after the government made clear that it would not stand in way change law.Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs and peers – including Coalition ministers – will be given a free vote on a Bill that would enable doctors to help terminally ill patients to die. The proposed legislation will come before Parliament in the next few months."